Bethenny tweeted today that she was keeping her WWHL commitment because Andy has been so kind to her about Cookie, she will dissolve if she’s home alone and needs to keep busy and because he has been so generous with his donations to her Puerto Rico relief fund.
So I can’t let this one wait until tomorrow I have to see how Bethenny is doing after her dog passed away and in a very long drawn out set of circumstances. We’ve only gotten to the introduction and Andy looks high as a kite. I’ve been recapping this shit show for years and perhaps more often than not I point out that Andy seems drunk or high and pretty much every week he focuses on sex and does sexually inappropriate things. So I was really perplexed at the number of people who seemed shocked by Kathy Griffin’s accusations over the weekend when it has always been such an open secret. Andy wears his perversions and addictions and misogyny as badges of honor. They are probably listed directly on his resumé.
Sean Avery is Andy’s very close “straight” friend. The quotes are due to years of speculation that these two are more than friends. He’s single and he watches housewives. I’m just saying.
Andy starts right away rightly praising Bethenny for her unbelievable efforts in Texas, Mexico and Puerto Rico. She really has done, and is continuing to do more for the people of Puerto Rico than the government has, somehow getting relief to places the government “can’t get to” and evacuating critically ill people to the mainland. Please continue to give to the efforts in Puerto Rico as 70% of the island is still without power and clean water is still unavailable in lots of areas as well.
Andy offers condolences to Bethenny over Cookie’s death. Bethenny thanks those of us on social media for helping her through a difficult time when she didn’t know what to do.
Andy lists off Bethenny’s work in Puerto Rico. FORTY flights in and out of Puerto Rico, bringing in supplies and evacuation out the sick and the elderly. She also found places to put the evacuees. She raised $287,000 so far on top of the planes that she had donated. She raised $770,000 raised for gift cards. $100,000 raised for Houston and Florida. Andy says the total is $4million. Bethenny says as of now there have been over fifty flights and over $10 million in goods and services raised. That’s because she is still going. There is still so much work to do. Bethenny points out that Andy gave generously herself. She also asks us not to forget about Mexico who is also still in a mess from the hurricanes. I’d like to add the fires in the Pacific Northwest to the list myself.
Bethenny has been drinking vodka all day and has a big dirty martini on the set and the swear words are flying and half of them got through the delay during the three games they played in a row. For the record, no genitalia was involved in these games.
A caller asks Bethenny if any of her fellow housewives have donated to her relief fund. She said Tinsley was the first one and she came in very, very big. Ramona has donated twice. Dorinda was in a cooking contest and donated her winnings to the cause. Lisa Rinna also donated. Oddly, no mention of her BFF Carole. Andy says that he’s seeing a NYC Mayoral run in Bethenny’s future. She says that Dennis has been saying that for a long time. I think she would be fabulous. She knows how to get stuff done. She says she can get stuff done but she likes to be in her pajamas and she doesn’t know a ton about politics. I say the fact that she knows Puerto Rico is part of the United States puts her ahead of half the people already in office.
Sean has a new book out where he totally rips on Dallas and the people there. Of course Andy giddily reads that section of the book. You know what else Dallas doesn’t like, Sean? Closeted Yankees. Also in the book was the rumor that Sean was engaged to Andy Cohen. Sean’s father called to ask him if he was gay. So it’s not just us that wonder. Andy went so far as to deny it. Sean has also had some spectacular meltdowns. I think he can deny being gay and still be in a relationship with Andy. Bethenny asks Andy if that is why he used to wear that ring. Funny she should ask. That is what started the rumors. She has to know that. Bethenny points out he doesn’t wear it anymore. Interesting. Bethenny knows stuff.
At one point while talking about Sean’s forthrightness in his book, Bethenny says everyone is so afraid to say anything these days. She seems to kind of allude to Kathy Griffin when she says that sometimes people go over the line but the consequences are so harsh lately. Why can’t we just acknowledge someone went over the line and then let them back over the line instead of pushing them out forever. Andy muttered something like “The way this year is going, everyone will be taken down before it’s over.” We can only hope so, Andy.
Bethenny mocks the hell out of Andy for his, “sappy, ridiculous, seersuckered, Sag Harbor, special where you were like ‘shockwaves sent through the nation’…” This is why I love Bethenny.
The Mazel goes to Sean accompanied by the gayest montage of his ass pics ever. Some were nude. Then at the end they threw in Bethenny’s nude run into the pool in Mexico. You know, to make it less gay.
At the very end, Andy leans over and puts his hand on Bethenny’s knee to shake it while saying “So sorry about your day.” Bethenny was chatting with Sean while he was ending the show (Andy hates that) and they just kept talking. It was awesome.
Don’t you find it weird that Carole apparently didn’t donate to Bethenny’s hurricane relief fund?